Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Round With Joël (UFC 219)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

What is brainstorming?

Created by Joël Croichy
Anyone can be creative and an innovative thinker by learning different techniques and experimenting with creative exercises. There is no such thing as being too old to use your imagination. Creativity consists of three components: willing to experiment, experiencing new things, and searching for possibilities.  A creative individual sees things from different perspectives, usually accept changes and take lots of risks. A great exercise to start off is to create a list of five successful people who applied creative thinking to their work. 

Brainstorming is an essential activity because it allows participants to generate ideas to resolve issues, tackle obstacles, and improve existing products. This process can be accomplished by one person or an entire group. Most of the time original ideas come from people who stay productive and assist others with implementing their plans. 

With a successful brainstorming session, there are rules an individual or a group must follow which are: set an objective, abide by the rules you create, have goals, don’t be afraid to share your ideas, encourage each other, and look at things from a different point of view among other. By following these simple rules, you will utilize your collaboration skills while improving your creative ability. People tend to be less creative when they are under a lot of pressure, exhausted, nervous, or overwhelmed. These are called blockages, and it is crucial to identify what’s causing you not to accomplish your current project or task. Going for a walk, listening to music, doing yoga and calling a close friend or family member among others can help eliminate any blockages. 

Utilizing a focus group is a great way to receive feedback on your ideas. In most cases, individuals in focus groups aren’t associated with the person or company. These people maybe colleagues from a different department, members of your target audience or anyone off the street. Their objective is to provide honest feedback on a new product idea.  


Rich, Jason. Brain Storm: Tap into Your Creativity to Generate Awesome Ideas and      
        Remarkable Results. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career, 2003. Print.  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Season: Which videogames are you playing?

The holiday season is here which means there will be plenty of time to play video games. Below is a list of video games I will be playing during this holiday season. 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game and is a sequel one of my favorite games of 2013, Tomb Raider. This video game is a third-person adventure game that combines exciting gameplay along with a well-written story. Although it's not a sandbox game, Rise of the Tomb Raider places the player in a massive world filled with tons of loots, and enemies to fight. Additionally, the game world is gorgeous and most certainly worth exploring. With crumbling ancient tombs, wild animals, enormous mountains, and plenty of enemy soldiers to battle, Rise of the Tomb Raider has kept me entertained for hours.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Main character: Lara Croft
Genre: Action-adventure 
Release Date: November 10, 2015 
Average Critics Review Score: 88%

Middle‑earth Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an action role-playing game which is set The Lord of Rings universe. Like it's predecessor, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the player is place in an enormous open world environment ready to explore. This video game combines action similar to the Batman: Arkham series along with its returning incredible Nemesis system. The player will spend hours battling armies of Orcs, exploring exciting massive environments, invading fortresses and recruiting members in your military among others.    

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Main character: Talion
Genre: Action Role-playing
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Average Critics Review Score: 79% 

Other video games worth playing:
1. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
2. Horizon Zero Dawn
3. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
4. Super Mario Odyssey

Game On!